• The Electives Network Sam Marns 25 Mar 2013
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  • A typical day on paeds at Karapitiya Michael Saunders 05 Oct 2012
    I don’t welcome the scorching sun on the way to the hospital in the morning. It is punishing alongside an uphill post-breakfast walk and the high humidity to contend with. It is just Rachel and Philip (...)
  • Khartoum, Friday 14th September
    'Khartoum Burns': What's the score? Peter Scolding 19 Sep 2012
    Re-posted from my blog at http://khartouminenglish.wordpress.com/ [http://khartouminenglish.wordpress.com/] We had had plans for Friday 14th September. We (me and the four other international medical (...)
  • A surprise day off! TO THE BEACH! Michael Saunders 02 Aug 2012
    I have the day off today! It is a full moon tonight and so there is no teaching in the hospital. I have a little sleep in, another wonderful breakfast and pack my bag for the beach. One hairy bus ride (...)
  • "Hello, I'm the new elective student." Michael Saunders 30 Jul 2012
    This is it. My elective starts today! Shower, shave, breakfast and I frantically check that I have everything I need. I calculated that I don't have enough Rupees to pay them the whole fee upfront so (...)
  • More than just a Clinical Placement Kevin Hurley 08 Mar 2012
    When thinking about electives, students sometimes focus only on the facility where they will be taking their clinical placement.  However, there are other things to consider to ensure the g (...)
  • Where to go? Harry Kent 01 Dec 2011
    ** Having spent the summer in Mongolia overseeing our projects I came across many students embarking on their elective placements. When asked why they decided on Mongolia the response was fairly si (...)